Text editing with Regular Expressions

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Jon McClure of POLITICO
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 10:10am
  • Location: M103
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

A saying goes, if you have a problem and think, "I know, I'll use Regular Expressions," you now have two problems. Come learn to wield the power of text pattern matching to transform data and shortcut complex cleaning tasks. Leave with an abiding dread of malicious search-and-replace and pick up some safe-handling practices to keep you from the pit of a regex gone bad.

Speaker Bios

  • Jon McClure (@jonrmcclure) is the Interactive News Editor at Politico. Previously he was the editor of the data team at The Dallas Morning News, a reporter at The Detail in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and a data librarian at the National Institute of Computer Assisted Reporting in Columbia, Mo.

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